Launching LaunchPad on SiriusXM
I’m thrilled to announce today’s soft launch of LaunchPad, a weekly 2-hour talk radio show on Wharton’s new SiriusXM channel 111. I’m co-hosting LaunchPad with Karl Ulrich, a well-known entrepreneurship professor at the Wharton School. We plan to focus on how to launch and build startups. Our first show is later today at 4pm Pacific time, and runs for two hours. During the show, we plan to have guests from the startup business community join us. We’ll also take live on-air questions from callers at 1-844-942-7866 (1-844-WHARTON).
As an early-stage technology investor, I was surprised to learn that SiriusXM is thriving and growing in subscribers. Wharton has partnered with SiriusXM to power a new business radio station with 40 hours/week of original content. For years, I’ve been actively involved as an advisor to the Wharton Entrepreneurship program, I’ve guest lectured regularly at Wharton, and I’m a huge believer in the school’s mission of promoting entrepreneurship around the world.
I’ve never done anything like this before, and I’m excited to try something new and different. Today, our first guest will be Andre Haddad, the CEO of RelayRides, a Shasta-backed marketplace for peer-to-peer car rentals. In addition to being an investor, I’m also a user of the service. Next Wednesday, Adam Jackson, the founder of Doctor On Demand will join us at 4pm Pacific time. DoctorOnDemand lets you use your smartphone to consult a doctor by videoconference, allowing you to avoid a trip to the ER. You can see his product featured here on The Colbert Report.
What do you think? What topics should we cover? Who should we invite onto the show?